The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics Redefining Ethics for the Twenty-First-Century Museum | Edition: 1
Author: Janet C. Marstine (Editor)
publisher: Taylor & Francis
publisher Date: 08/12/2011
Schools: Indiana University -Purdue University Indianapolis
Description: Recent social, economic, political, and technological shifts have presented novel ethical challenges and opportunities across all areas of museum activity. The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics will elucidate contemporary museum ethics, providing a much needed resource to researchers, students, and museum professionals worldwide who are grappling with these matters. This volume articulates a new museum ethics characterized by democratic pluralism, radical transparency and accountability, and an ongoing negotiation towards social understanding in which process trumps product.The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics is a collection of original, compelling, and intellectually substantive essays that unites scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines and international contexts through their commitment to contemporary museum ethics. The volume represents major strands in museum activity where ethical dilemmas and opportunities commonly occur including: leadership; business practices; exhibitions; marketing; technology; conservation; visitor learning; community partnerships; repatriation; and building programs.This volume will inspire practitioners and students to re-imagine and reshape the ethics code as it is applied to the museum world.